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This article was published on September 16, 2015

Old AT&T customers are getting 17GB more ‘unlimited’ data after FCC pressure

Old AT&T customers are getting 17GB more ‘unlimited’ data after FCC pressure
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Many ‘unlimited’ AT&T customers are about to get a lot more data. AT&T has just updated it’s throttling policy for customers under older plans (AT&T no longer offer unlimited plans) so that data can only be throttled after 22GB of usage, up from just 5GB before.

It’s still not really unlimited, but it does make it a lot harder for AT&T customers on grandfathered plans to hit their data caps. For comparison, AT&T’s current individual plans max out at 30GB of high-speed data per month month.

Additionally, data is only supposed to be throttled whenever AT&T’s network is congested. That move comes after the FCC proposed a $100 million fine against AT&T for misleading customers about what ‘unlimited’ really means, as customers were not clearly informed about when throttling would begin.

Info for smartphone customers with legacy unlimited data plans [AT&T via The Verge via PhoneScoop]